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PHP Date and Time Tutorial

PHP allows you to use the date() function to format a time and/or date.

The php date function accepts 2 arguments: date(format, timestamp).

The format argument is always required and specifies the format to display the date in.

The timestamp argument is optional and can be used as an alternate to the server time.

<?php
echo date("Y-m-d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("Y/m/d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("D M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i:s");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i A"); ?>

The code above creates the date and timestamps below:

2017-12-17
2017/12/17
Dec 17, 2017
December 17, 2017
Sun Dec 17, 2017
Sunday December 17, 2017
Sunday December 17, 2017, 01:30:11
Sunday December 17, 2017, 01:30 PM